Food festival-inspired finger foods for your wedding menu

I recently went to a big food festival featuring the best restaurants in LA. Because it was a festival, all the bites were of the finger food variety. And, because of my job, I couldn't help but think "these would be great at a wedding!"

So, fellow Offbeat Foodies, here are my food festival-inspired finger foods that would be perfect for weddings…

Balloons gone chic: giant balloon wedding decor for your reception

Okay I know… balloons are for kid's parties, right? But what if I told you that balloons can totally be adult chic? Just take a peek at these huge 36-inch balloons with gorgeous tassels that you can use as wall decor, a ceremony backdrop, a candy buffet backdrop, or as in the case here, reception chair decor. It's like channeling childhood AND keeping it super classy.

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Collect your jaw from the floor after this jewel-toned cocktail reception

Vintage goblets and accessories on the bar cart, a red velvet couch with a gold backdrop, rich, dramatic florals, and a lush rug to create a luxe sitting area — this jewel-toned cocktail reception styled shoot with Jessica and David totally captures the essence of bright colors. David's suit was custom-made for him in Thailand, and the personalized invitation suite was hand-painted by the photographer, who is also an artist (holy talent, Batman!).

Let's ogle the rich colors and puppy cuddles and be inspired, my friends…